"Once she allowed me to, I put the pasta strainer on my head, I took the biggest, cheesiest smile I probably ever took," Texas Tech student and "Pastafarian" Eddie Castillo told KLBK. Pastafarians -- those who've been "touched by his noodly appendage" -- first gained fame in a 2005 open letter to the Kansas State Board of Education, which decided that year to allow creationism to be taught in Kansas public schools.
Castillo was also quoted as saying "I don't want to say it's poking fun at religious headwear in other people's faiths. I would like to think that it actually opens the doors for new age religion."
However, the KBLK story states that "We spoke with DPS late Wednesday. They say their legal department has reviewed the move, and they say they will be contacting castillo to rectify the situation."
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We hope the DPS doesn't force this pious Pastafarian to strip his scalp of such a sacred garment.